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    Visit the Official Notices page for a quick reference for locating recent official notices of Wisconsin Supreme Court orders adopting, amending, or repealing rules, statutes, or policies related to Supreme Court rules and State Bar of Wisconsin rules and bylaws.


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    Final Orders

    Correction Order: 14-03 (Electronic Circuit Court Filings)

    In the matter of corrections to Supreme Court Order 14-03 creating Wis. Stat. § 801.18 (mandatory e-filing) and amending or creating other rules to reflect the adoption of mandatory electronic filing.

    Order Issued: August 17, 2016
    Disposition: Effective August 17, 2016

    Order 07-11C: Discretionary Transfer of Cases to Tribal Court

    As part of a scheduled review of the operation of Wis. Stat. section 801.54, governing the discretionary transfer of civil actions to tribal court, the Supreme Court takes no action on section 801.54, as adopted by Order 07-11, as amended by Order 07-11A.

    Order Issued: July 28, 2016

    Disposition: The court takes no action on Wis. Stat. section 801.54

    Order 14-02: Discretionary Transfer of Civil Actions to Tribal Court

    On July 24, 2014, several members of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin petitioned the Supreme court to repeal Wis. Stat. section 801.54, governing the discretionary transfer of civil actions to tribal court. The court considered petition 14-02 together with a previously scheduled review of the operation of Wis. Stat. section 801.54. (See Order 07-11B and Order 07-11C.)

    Order Issued: July 28, 2016

    Disposition: Petition denied

    Order 12-01: Review of Report of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rule Procedures

    In June 2010, the Supreme Court established the Wisconsin Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rule Procedures to consider its own administrative rulemaking procedures. At the open rules conference on June 21, 2016, the court denied rule petition 12-01. The denial encompasses the committee’s rule proposals, the rule proposals submitted by individual justices, and thereby rescinds the court’s Feb. 28, 2013 decision to adopt, in concept, a “rules cycle.”

    Order Issued: July 28, 2016

    Disposition: Petition denied

    Order 15-03: Attorney Professional Conduct

    The State Bar of Wisconsin and the State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics petitioned the Supreme Court to amend Wisconsin’s Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, SCR Chapter 20.

    Order Issued: July 21, 2016

    Disposition: Amendments effective January 1, 2017

    Order 15-04: Modification of SCR 20:1.09(c)

    Attorneys Michael D. Cicchini and Terry W. Rose petitioned the Supreme Court to modify SCR 20:1.9(c), which addresses a lawyer’s duties to former clients.

    Order Issued: July 21, 2016

    Disposition: Petition denied

    Order 15-05: Pro Bono CLE and In-house Counsel

    The State Bar of Wisconsin petitioned the Supreme Court to amend SCR Chapter 31 and SCR Chapter 10.03. These changes seek to further encourage and support pro bono service by Wisconsin lawyers.

    Order Issued: July 21, 2016

    Disposition: Amendments effective January 1, 2017

    Order 09-07: Expunction

    On June 30, 2009, the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors by then-president Diane S. Diel petitioned the Supreme Court to modify SCR Chapter 72 regarding retention and maintenance of court records. On October 27, 2009, the State Bar by then-president Douglas W. Kammer filed an amended petition.

    Order Issued: July 19, 2016

    Disposition: Petition dismissed

    Order 08-17A: Review of Access to Justice Commission

    On June 5, 2009, the Supreme Court issued Order 08-17 creating SCR Chapter 14, establishing a statewide Access to Justice Commission. SCR 14.06 provides that: “Six months before the State Bar’s three-year funding ends, the Supreme Court shall evaluate the progress made by the Commission toward the goal of better addressing issues of access to justice in civil legal matters for low-income residents of Wisconsin and its funding and staffing needs and determine the continued existence of the Commission.” Since the implementation of the Commission, the court has monitored the Commission’s efforts and its funding and has determined that it is appropriate to undertake the review required by SCR 14.06.

    Order Issued: July 19, 2016

    Disposition: The Access to Justice Commission shall continue in effect until further order of the court

    Order 15-06: WATJ Use of Residual Funds

    This petition was filed by the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission (WATJ) to amend Wis. Stat. section 803.08. The rule would require that a portion of unclaimed class action awards be used to support the provision of legal services to low-income and indigent persons.

    Order Issued: June 24, 2016

    Disposition: Effective Jan. 1, 2017

    Quick Reference for Official Notices

    Visit the Official Notices page for a quick reference for locating recent official notices of Wisconsin Supreme Court orders adopting, amending, or repealing rules, statutes, or policies related to Supreme Court rules and State Bar of Wisconsin rules and bylaws. SCR 10.12 allows the State Bar to provide these notices to members through print or electronic media, including the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, WisBar InsideTrack, or WisBar.org.

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